Thank you for your good wishes. I'm feeling much better and catching up with everything I didn't do for three weeks like housework, laundry and ironing. Amazing how things can pile up.
I finished this jacket, tshirt and pants that I started a month ago.
The jacket is M5941 in a loden/olive green houndstooth. It's a loosely-woven upholstery fabric and lined with a polyester something. This fabric ravels when you look at it and is unstable, so instead of struggling with buttonholes, I used covered snaps with buttons sewn on top.
The jacket facings and pants are dark loden green, and an olive t-shirt. I made this jacket in black/white houndstooth last winter and enjoyed wearing it. It's a good layering piece in cold weather.
I have this jacket , V8623, cut out and interfacing fused.
It's the same loden green fabric as my pants. I made a muslin, and decided to change the sleeves a bit by adding a wide cuff. I love the pleats on the back and the large collar. It's a bit retro-looking. Carolyn made it here, and Diana lengthened it and made it into a gorgeous raincoat.
For those in Michigan--one of the sewing clubs I belong to is having a day at Habermans this week. Habermans has a program set up for us with demos, trunk shows and talks. It's several hours with a lunch break. There will be about forty of us. And of course the main event is--shopping! If you've been in that store, you know I'm taking my BIG purse!
I'm 60+years old (don't know how I got here)! I live on an island with my husband. I have a daughter, son-in-law, and 2 grandsons, who are the light of my life.
My grandmother put a needle in my hand when I was 3 years old. I haven't put it down since.